Visit a Midwife
Midwives will provide most if not all your care during labour and childbirth at the Bathurst Hospital Maternity Unit.
Midwives offer comprehensive advice and support during your pregnancy. Some women will choose midwife led antenatal care and other women will prefer a shared care arrangement with doctors and midwives.
Below is a list of the ways you can access midwifery care in Bathurst.
midwives at the Bathurst hospital maternity unit
Is it the middle of the night and you are not feeling quite right, or you have concerns about your pregnancy? Phone the Maternity Unit where there are midwives 24/7 ready to take calls and offer over the phone support and advice.
The midwife may also ask you to visit the hospital for an assessment and make sure you and your baby are ok.
02 6330 5210
midwives in General Practice
Some Bathurst general practices have a midwife in their team. Ask your GP if there is one at your practice.
Bathurst Base Hospital runs a Midwife Led Antenatal Clinic (MLAC). This clinic is for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Your GP can refer you there soon after confirming your pregnancy if this is your preferred model of antenatal care. Self-referrals are also welcomed.
Call to make an appointment on 6330 5297 or 6330 5570
The Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) has nurses and midwifes who provide comprehensive antenatal care to indigenous women in our region. The AMIHS team are located at the Bathurst Base Hospital in the Community Health Centre.
(02) 6330 5635
Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) will soon be up and running in Bathurst. The service will provide women with continuous midwifery care throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. Antenatal visits will mostly be performed in the women's own homes and a designated midwife team will be contactable 24/7. For more information or to register your interest call 02 6330 5400.